Cult Horror Game ‘P.T.’ Is Playable Again In Fan-Made PC Version
P.T. was one of the PlayStation 4's first true killer-apps, releasing in the summer of 2014 to immediate critical acclaim, and countless pairs of skidmarked kecks. Intended as a teaser for the then-forthcoming Silent Hills, it saw the player loop around a haunted house, trying to avoid the attentions of its resident spirit and unlock a trailer for the 'main game'.
The horror short, co-directed by Hideo Kojima and Guillermo del Toro, was free to download, until it wasn't. Publisher Konami took the "playable teaser" off the PlayStation Store in March 2015, once it officially cancelled Silent Hills. If you'd downloaded and deleted, you couldn't get it back. (I never deleted it, obvs.)
But Redditor Buzzooo2, aka developer Radius Gordello, has good news: "I've been working on remaking P.T. for the past 10 months, and today it's finally done!"
Yes indeed, friends, you can now play P.T. again, as it's been remade in the Unreal 4 engine, and can be downloaded for free from the Unreal PT website. The game also offers VR support.
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Reaction so far is very good. "Amazing job," says one happy customer. "You are doing the lord's work," offers another. "Remember to upload this onto a private mirror, because Konami will eventually find out... and will take it down," is advice published by a third user.
A very legit tip, there, as we know how quick studios are to take down fan-made games that use their IP. But as of right now, Unreal PT remains live - so get it while you can.
Unreal PT, the PT remake I've been working on for the past 10 months is finally finished and available for download! Textures, models, animations, and code have been remade from scratch https://t.co/piMuWnSbU1 #gamedev #indiedev #indiegame #ue4 #horror pic.twitter.com/Fc4E7TjLEi- Radius Gordello (@RadiusGordello) January 3, 2019
That said, Unreal PT's developer points out that all "textures, models, animations, gameplay and code have been recreated from scratch," so precisely what Komani own here, I can't be sure. Someone with more legal experience in the games industry would, naturally, but the best action to take is just to get on this ASAP. Just in case.
In other words, do what Redditor Exeftw recommends: "Everyone should grab this before Konami destroys this poor talented soul." Told.
Featured Image Credit: Radius Gordello